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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Economic Development, International, International Development, International Economic Development, International Relief, Microfinance

Mission: Miracles in Action empowers Guatemalans living in extreme poverty to help themselves through sustainable projects that improve education, nutrition, vocational skills, and create jobs.

Results: Built 54 Schools in 12 years, 2500+ vented safe stoves, 2000+ water filters, buy fair trade handicrafts from 135 artisans.

Target demographics: Guatemalan children and families, especially Mayan.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000s of women and children

Geographic areas served: Guatemala

Programs: building schools, nutrition education, agriculture, water systems, water filters, fair trade

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

This was one of the most inspiring experiences of my recent visit to SW Florida. Keri' s extensive knowledge of all things BIRD & her obvious understanding & empathy for the magnificent parrots that she has rescued and provides a home for moved me in so many ways.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Truly performs Miracles in the lives of Guatemalans living in extreme poverty. They teach people to help themselves through sustainable projects that center on education, nutrition, skills and creating jobs. This charity runs from the heart of everyday people that dedicate their time to make a difference.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I had the pleasure of meeting the founder and a board member of Miracles in Action on a trip to Guatemala last year. Both were so compassionate about their work. It was inspiring. I was extremely impressed with both of their knowledge about the areas of their work, along with the projects they are working on. I really enjoyed being a part of their conversations about the work they were doing with their artisans.

-Lisa Krigsman, Associate Director, Limitless Horizons Ixil

Client Served

Rating: 5


For many years Penny, and Miracles in Action, have been wonderful supporters of Limitless Horizons Ixil. The support we have received for our Saber Sin Limites (Limitless Knowledge) Community Library has opened the door to 100’s of community members since 2010. MIA has done such great things supporting improvements in areas of health, education, and agriculture. We are honored to have them as partners.

-Katie Morrow, Executive Director, Limitless Horizons Ixil

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing charity. Where else can every cent you donate go to whatever project you pick? Where else can you go see the school you sponsored open? Where else can you see the homes you sponsored a stove or pure water? I love Miracles in Action.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over a decade ago I attended a lecture at The Norris Center in Naples, Florida. Our speaker, Penny Rambacher, opened our heads and hearts to the dedicated work that she is doing in Guatemala.The stories of the women and children in need inspired me to immediately offer my help.
I work at the markets here in Naples where we sell our beautiful beaded jewelry and woven products.
Led by our talented founder, Penny, we are a team of passionate volunteers dedicated to Miracles In Action.
Our work continues to improve the lives of the people of Guatemala!
Sharen Thomas
Naples, FL

Cecilia20

Donor

Rating: 5

Penny has dedicated her life to provide supplies and education to poor remote starving villages. She's taught them skills to not only survive but to empower them to be self sufficient. Penny is our contemporary Mother Teresa, she is the Saint of Guatemala.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have witnessed first hand since 2005 and repetivly up to last month the hard and diligent work that Miracles in Action continues. Miracles in Action is smoothly and passionately managed by founder Penny Rambacher. She shares her joy generously and inspires many many others.

1 Amarierussell

Board Member

Rating: 5

I live in Guatemala year round and see many non-profits. Miracles n Action caught my heart and respect as it does work in the truly remote areas with some of the neediest people. I've been with Miracles to the mountains of Chiantla where the terrain is barren, the wind brutally cold and the people are wrapped in towels for shawls. They wanted a teacher for Pre School children. A community nearby built their own school...and desks! They wanted a new building. These are people willing to make their lives better and want a hand up, not a handout. Miracles looks for and supports projects that work!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the priveledge of accompanying several groups from Miracles in Action on trips to remote areas. One such visit was to give Mayan women beaders water filters and clean them how to clean them. On another occasion, again Mayan women learned how to use Chaya to make healthier tortillas and the rainbow of vegetables to add to their family's diet. But one if the most moving was the 10th Anniversary of Miracles in Action when we visited the first school financed by Penny's mom. Now on their 50th school, this is one amazing organization!

Marlys H.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with Penny and MIA for about 10 years and marvel everyday about this charity. It is run by a terrific founder and dedicated volunteers . This charity is blessed with putting the welfare of the Guatemalan people first. I have worked mainly with selling jewelry and have also traveled to Guatemala to see and experience the benefits of MIA . Marlys

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering for MIA for many years and can honestly say it's one of the best nonprofits around. It continues to grow its Ideas for the Guatemalan people by implementing new and diverse projects every year. Schools are continuing to be built with an agricultural training center/school to be completed soon. The Founder, Penny is a devoted, skilled , faithful committed leader who works tirelessly and has a contagious personality.